The Resource The philosopher kings, Jo Walton

The philosopher kings, Jo Walton

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The philosopher kings
Title
The philosopher kings
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Jo Walton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From acclaimed, award-winning author Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another. Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City. The City, founded by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, organized on the principles espoused in Plato's Republic and populated by people from all eras of human history, has now split into five cities, and low-level armed conflict between them is not unheard-of. The god Apollo, living (by his own choice) a human life as "Pythias" in the City, his true identity known only to a few, is now married and the father of several children. But a tragic loss causes him to become consumed with the desire for revenge. Being Apollo, he goes handling it in a seemingly rational and systematic way, but it's evident, particularly to his precocious daughter Arete, that he is unhinged with grief. Along with Arete and several of his sons, plus a boatload of other volunteers -- including the now fantastically aged Marsilio Ficino, the great humanist of Renaissance Florence -- Pythias/Apollo goes sailing into the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean of pre-antiquity to see what they can find -- possibly the man who may have caused his great grief, possibly communities of the earliest people to call themselves "Greek." What Apollo, his daughter, and the rest of the expedition will discover ... will change everything
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APLS
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Walton, Jo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thessaly
Series volume
02
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apollo
  • Voyages and travels
  • Gods
  • Goddesses
Target audience
general
Label
The philosopher kings, Jo Walton
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057160664
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781472150790
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920737902
Label
The philosopher kings, Jo Walton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057160664
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781472150790
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920737902

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